Market research firm Nielsen says that Americans are using social media longer and on more devices than ever before, with 121 billion minutes collectively spent on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
German consumer organizations are suing Facebook because the social network keeps sharing personal data with third-party app makers without getting explicit consent from users.
Google has added a communities section to its Google+ social networking site to give users a tool to gather around common interests.
Microsoft Thursday unveiled Thursday Socl, a new social network that combines the graphics-heavy interface of Pinterest with its own Bing search functionality.
Facebook users will be able to vote until noon Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern on December 10.
Consumer resistance to sharing their social networking logins are nudging some sites to modify their registration requirements.
Pope Benedict XVI will extend his online presence to Twitter and start answering questions put to him via the social network in English and seven other languages.
In an interview this week, a Google executive called rival Facebook an outdated social network that is annoying the heck out of users with its ads.
PCWorld's editors pinpoint the top tech products of 2012, in categories ranging from PCs to productivity software.